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Feature Film Screening-"Bose: The Forgotten Hero" (2005/208 minutes, Hindi and English, with subtitles, India, dir. Shyam Benegal)

Feature Film Screening-"Bose: The Forgotten Hero" (2005/208 minutes, Hindi and English, with subtitles, India, dir. Shyam Benegal)

US PREMIERE Still shrouded in controversy and mystery, the gripping story of Indian national hero "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose (played by Sachin Khedekar) gets an epic treatment from veteran director Shyam Benegal. In his telling of a dramatic story that has disappeared from public memory, Benegal draws a historical yet intimate portrait of the leader who diverged from the non-violent path of Gandhi. The film begins with Bose's dramatic escape and journey from Calcutta to meet with Adolf Hitler in Berlin and General Hideki Tojo in Tokyo. Benegal follows this astonishing life from Bose's controversial marriage to Austrian Emilie Shenckl, to his creation of India's first national army that battled the Allied forces in the jungles of Myamar, until his mysterious death in 1945. Discussion with Director Shyam Benegal will follow the screening. For the entire program of the 8th MIAAC Film Festival, please visit http://www.iaac.us/

Event Details

9 November 2008
8:00am - 12:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society and IAAC members/students with ID/seniors; $15 nonmembers